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Seven members of Western Dubuque’s state championship baseball team were named to the Mississippi Valley Conference’s Mississippi Division honor squad. Jake Goodman earned first team accolades. Isaac Then, Bryn Vantiger, Garrett Kadoph and Caleb Klein nabbed spots on the second team. Tucker …

Beckman Catholic was well represented on the WaMaC Conference’s East Division team. Luke Schieltz and Owen Huehnergarth both earned spots on the first team. Nick Schmidt, Luke Sigwarth, Eli Kluesner and Nate Offerman were all second-team honorees, while Logan Burchard and Lane Kramer receive…

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Opening the 72nd annual Dyersville Baseball Tournament, July 30, the home team Whitehawks prevailed 10-6 over the Holy Cross Angels, in a game that should have been over sooner rather than later.

Five members of the Maquoketa Valley baseball team were recently honored by the coaches of the Tri-Rivers Conference with inclusion on the West Division team. TJ Cook and Michael Schaul both earned first-team recognition. Toby Grimm and Matthew Schaul were named to the second team, while Pre…

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Ladies League winners at the Dyersville Golf and Country Club include: front from left, Joyce Drey and Joan Hinerichsen, first; back row, Sherry Cusick and Meredith Flattery (runner-up). Drey is subbing for Carolyn Olberding. Jen Osterhaus is also a part of the Cusick-Flattery team.

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At the start of last week, the Western Dubuque Bobcats were a strike away from losing in their opening game of the Class 3A State Baseball Tournament. By the end of the week, they were state champions, defeating top-seeded Davenport Assumption, 7-1, in the Class 3A baseball championship game…

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With a pair of come-from-behind wins at the Class 3A State Tournament in Iowa City, it wouldn’t be too much of a stretch to call Western Dubuque’s 2022 baseball team the Rally Cats.

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These Beckman Blazers hung tough for five-and-a-half innings of their Class 2A state semifinal game in Carroll July 21, but in the end, an eight-run sixth from Van Meter sent the defending champs to the title game with a 9-4 victory.

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What do you do when your team is down to its last out — in fact, its last strike — trailing by a run in the bottom of the seventh inning in the state tournament?

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Beckman Catholic claimed a 7-4 victory over Dike-New Hartford, July 19, at the Class 2A State Baseball Tournament in Carroll. It was the school’s 31st win in state tourney history and their 19th trip to the big dance.

Beckman senior Lauren Osterhaus and junior Mia Maiers were recently honored by the coaches of the WaMaC Conference with inclusion on the league’s East Division team where both earned WaMaC recognition. The complete East Division team follows.

Six members of the Western Dubuque softball team earned Mississippi Division honors from the Mississippi Valley Conference coaches. Kaitlyn Thole, Maddie Harris, Brynn Walters and Kiya Steger were all named to the second team. Hannah Hoefer and Erica Ernzen were honorable mention.

Maquoketa Valley’s Carissa Sabers and Erin Knipper both earned spots on the Tri-Rivers Conference’s West Division softball team. Sabers was named to the second team, while Knipper was honorable mention. The complete West Division team follows.

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For the seniors, it’s a year overdue, their trip to the Class 2A State Baseball Tournament. But it’s happening for the Beckman Catholic baseball team, after they stymied a 20-6 Jesup squad at Mount Mercy Field in Cedar Rapids, July 12, 8-1.

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Isaac Then tossed a complete game two-hitter as Western Dubuque earned a trip to the Class 3A State Tournament, in Iowa City, with a 5-1 win over Clear Creek Amana (CCA), at Farley Park, July 13.

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Sub-state 3 top-seed Western Dubuque moved to within one game of a trip to the Class 3A State Baseball Tournament, in Iowa City, with a dominant 9-2 win over Benton Community, at Farley Park, July 11.

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For the first time in several years, the Dyersville Golf and Country Club’s Eastern Iowa Golf Association (EIGA) team has gone through its four-event qualification rounds with a perfect record, 4-0.

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“It’s a game of inches like I said earlier.” The words of Fred Martin explained the game-ending catch by Nate Offerman that sealed the Blazers’ Class 2A District 4 win over Monticello, 6-4, at Jenk Field July 10.

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Nathan Roling pitched a complete-game two-hitter, striking out 10, and battery mate Bryn Vantiger drove in three runs with two hits, as Western Dubuque defeated Cresco Crestwood, 8-0, in a Class 3A Substate 3 first-round contest, at Farley Park, July 8.

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Maquoketa put an end to Western Dubuque’s dream of defending its Class 4A State Softball Championship, knocking off the Bobcats, 6-3, in a Region 8 semifinal, at Farley Park, July 9.

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Western Dubuque played its final regular-season baseball game, at Farley Park, July 6, and won a 4-2 decision over Davenport North, after dropping a gut-wrenching 9-7 contest to Iowa City West the previous night.

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With a two-under 68 over the Dyersville Golf and Country Club layout July 10, Tyler Engelken successfully defended the title he first won in 2021. He tallied 138 over the two days, with his first-round 70 at Rolling Knolls July 9.

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Eight new members were inducted into the Dubuque County Baseball Hall of Fame, July 9, after the annual Telegraph Herald All-Star Game in Worthington: from left, Terry Steffen, Marty Pitz, Jack Gansemer, Scott Dolphin (accepting the award on behalf of his brother Tim Dolphin), Bob Breitbach,…

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In a Senior Night non-conference game July 1, the Western Dubuque softball team knocked off Beckman, 5-1, at Farley Park.

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In their final conference games of the season, the Edgewood-Colesburg softball team swept Maquoketa Valley at Colesburg, June 30, 7-2 and 10-0.

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The come-back ‘Cats ran out of magic when the Midland Eagles scored two runs in the top of the seventh inning to beat the Maquoketa Valley baseball team, 7-5, in the opening round of the Class 1A district tournament in Miles, July 2.

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Facing one of the top-ranked teams in Class 3A there, June 27, the Beckman baseball fell to Independence in both games by slim one-run decisions, 7-6 and 5-4.

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A bevy of games gave the Beckman softball team a tough week last week, adding four losses to the Blazers’ season mark.

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Two of Class 3A’s top teams met in Farley, June 29, as No. 4 Western Dubuque and No. 5 Wahlert split a doubleheader, with the Golden Eagles taking game one, 11-0, and the Bobcats bouncing back to win game two, 6-2.

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Western Dubuque played back-to-back-to-back Mississippi Valley Conference softball doubleheaders last week, hosting Iowa City Liberty and Cedar Rapids Jefferson, before playing at Cedar Rapids Prairie.

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Ryan Klostermann will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to represent his country on the international baseball stage.

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Maquoketa Valley became the ninth softball team to lose a doubleheader to Lisbon and one of 10 teams that had its games end early as the Wildcats dropped game one, 14-0 in five innings, and lost game two 13-2 also in five, June 27 in Delhi.

The Almost Famous Dance and Gymnastics (AFDG) competition dance team attended the Starz National Dance Competition in Wisconsin Dells, Wis., June 15-19. AFDG dancers competed against several thousand routines throughout the week. In addition to the competition, everyone who competed was tryi…

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Lisbon traveled to Delhi, June 27, and earned a 4-2 win over Maquoketa Valley in Tri-Rivers Conference baseball action.

Bragging rights between the area’s two semi-pro baseball leagues will be on the line again Saturday, July 9 in the 36th annual Telegraph Herald All-Star Game at Memorial Ballpark in Worthington.

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With a two-game sweep of Maquoketa at Jenk Field, June 23, the Blazer baseball team took a solid grip on the top of the WaMaC East standings, leading second-place Solon by two games.

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Following the spring season for the Beckman golfers, the Iowa Golf Association has recognized their stellar play with various awards.

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Western Dubuque’s softball team earned a pair of Mississippi Valley Conference doubleheader sweeps on the road last week, before dropping a twin bill to Hempstead, in a battle of ranked teams, at Farley Park, June 23.